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Can't change Display Name

  1. #1


    Snowpaw Guest

    Can't change Display Name

    I would like to change my Display Name in Windows Live Messenger 8.5 but the
    option to enter something other than my email address is greyed out. I
    registered this account through Xbox Live on my 360 so could that be the
    reason? I'd really like people to see my name instead of my email, not that
    they're much different, it's just shorter.

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  3. #2


    Jonathan Kay [MVP] Guest

    Re: Can't change Display Name

    Greetings Snowpaw,

    You won't be able to change your name if your Windows Live ID has not been verified. In
    order to get verified, you need to click the verification link in the verification e-mail
    that is sent to you when you sign up. If you need a verification e-mail sent to you again,
    go here:
    https://account.live.com/verifysi.as...rp=summarypage

    Additionally, if you have "linked" one of your Live IDs, your account may no longer be
    verified and that this time there is no workaround to get your account verified when it is
    linked.

    --
    Jonathan Kay
    Microsoft MVP - Windows Live Messenger
    MSN Messenger/Windows Messenger
    MessengerGeek Blog: http://www.messengergeek.com
    Messenger Resources: http://messenger.jonathankay.com
    (c) 2008 Jonathan Kay - If redistributing, you must include this signature or citation
    --


    "Snowpaw" <Snowpaw@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:4E649845-4055-48CA-B6FF-325BEE81D012@xxxxxx

    > I would like to change my Display Name in Windows Live Messenger 8.5 but the
    > option to enter something other than my email address is greyed out. I
    > registered this account through Xbox Live on my 360 so could that be the
    > reason? I'd really like people to see my name instead of my email, not that
    > they're much different, it's just shorter.


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #3


    Snowpaw Guest

    Re: Can't change Display Name

    They never sent me a confirmation email, so I had to make them send it, thanks!

    "Jonathan Kay [MVP]" wrote:

    > Greetings Snowpaw,
    >
    > You won't be able to change your name if your Windows Live ID has not been verified. In
    > order to get verified, you need to click the verification link in the verification e-mail
    > that is sent to you when you sign up. If you need a verification e-mail sent to you again,
    > go here:
    > https://account.live.com/verifysi.as...rp=summarypage
    >
    > Additionally, if you have "linked" one of your Live IDs, your account may no longer be
    > verified and that this time there is no workaround to get your account verified when it is
    > linked.
    >
    > --
    > Jonathan Kay
    > Microsoft MVP - Windows Live Messenger
    > MSN Messenger/Windows Messenger
    > MessengerGeek Blog: http://www.messengergeek.com
    > Messenger Resources: http://messenger.jonathankay.com
    > (c) 2008 Jonathan Kay - If redistributing, you must include this signature or citation
    > --
    >
    >
    > "Snowpaw" <Snowpaw@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:4E649845-4055-48CA-B6FF-325BEE81D012@xxxxxx

    > > I would like to change my Display Name in Windows Live Messenger 8.5 but the
    > > option to enter something other than my email address is greyed out. I
    > > registered this account through Xbox Live on my 360 so could that be the
    > > reason? I'd really like people to see my name instead of my email, not that
    > > they're much different, it's just shorter.
    >
    >

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  5. #4


    Jonathan Kay [MVP] Guest

    Re: Can't change Display Name

    Hi,

    You're very welcome -- sometimes the verification e-mails get caught by spam filters or other
    problems like that.

    --
    Jonathan Kay
    Microsoft MVP - Windows Live Messenger
    MSN Messenger/Windows Messenger
    MessengerGeek Blog: http://www.messengergeek.com
    Messenger Resources: http://messenger.jonathankay.com
    (c) 2008 Jonathan Kay - If redistributing, you must include this signature or citation
    --


    "Snowpaw" <Snowpaw@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:28125F96-4825-4FA9-997D-192D2782431F@xxxxxx

    > They never sent me a confirmation email, so I had to make them send it, thanks!
    >
    > "Jonathan Kay [MVP]" wrote:
    >

    >> Greetings Snowpaw,
    >>
    >> You won't be able to change your name if your Windows Live ID has not been verified. In
    >> order to get verified, you need to click the verification link in the verification e-mail
    >> that is sent to you when you sign up. If you need a verification e-mail sent to you
    >> again,
    >> go here:
    >> https://account.live.com/verifysi.as...rp=summarypage
    >>
    >> Additionally, if you have "linked" one of your Live IDs, your account may no longer be
    >> verified and that this time there is no workaround to get your account verified when it is
    >> linked.
    >>
    >> --
    >> Jonathan Kay
    >> Microsoft MVP - Windows Live Messenger
    >> MSN Messenger/Windows Messenger
    >> MessengerGeek Blog: http://www.messengergeek.com
    >> Messenger Resources: http://messenger.jonathankay.com
    >> (c) 2008 Jonathan Kay - If redistributing, you must include this signature or citation
    >> --
    >>
    >>
    >> "Snowpaw" <Snowpaw@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >> news:4E649845-4055-48CA-B6FF-325BEE81D012@xxxxxx

    >> > I would like to change my Display Name in Windows Live Messenger 8.5 but the
    >> > option to enter something other than my email address is greyed out. I
    >> > registered this account through Xbox Live on my 360 so could that be the
    >> > reason? I'd really like people to see my name instead of my email, not that
    >> > they're much different, it's just shorter.
    >>
    >>

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  6. #5


    Forrest Paxton Guest

    Cannot change Xbox 360 LM account.

    The Live Messenger account associated with my Xbox 360 was cancelled and now I cannot change it. The old account was associated with a Office Live Small Buisiness account that I cancelled and no longer needed.

    Not knowing that I cannot change my LM account without keeping the old one current Iam stuck. When trying to change the account it wants the password for the old account which is obviously no longer valid.

    What are my options?

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